Thursday August 11, 2022 12:50 AM

Statement on Atiku: PDP threatens to expose Obasanjo

The Peoples Democratic Party is currently worried over former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s remark that he made a mistake when he picked his Vice President in 1999.

It will be recalled that Obasanjo during the weekend said he made a mistake in the choice of his running mate in the build-up to the 1999 presidential election.

It will be recalled that Atiku Abubakar was the Vice-President of Nigeria when Obasanjo ruled the country between 1999 to 3007.

In the viral statements : “One of the mistakes I made was picking my number two when I wanted to become the President. But because it was a genuine mistake, God saved me.”

The main opposition party had  threatened to expose Obasanjo if he falls to clarify the comments credited to him within 48 hours.

The threat was issued by the b PDP’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Senator Walid Jibril,  at a press conference in Kaduna on Monday.

Jibril said, “I wish to appeal to former President Obasanjo to come out openly to repeat what he has said. Whether or not he was misquoted or meant what was credited to him.

“Although he has not debunked what was reported, one can assume that what was quoted to have been said by him is correct, but if he fails to openly come out and say which is correct in 48 hours, you will hear the bombardment and I will have no option but to break the egg and tell the whole world and Nigerians who Obasanjo is.

“There is no doubt Obasanjo may still be angry with Atiku even after helping him to succeed but perhaps for truncating his third term agenda. In any case, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku is our presidential candidate and I can tell you for sure that he will be the President in 2023 Insha Allah.”

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